Divorces tend to be one of the most stressful times of one’s life and there are instances when one can be visibly shaken because of divorce. At this point, it is important to realize that despite being in a divorce and having to face the stress that comes with it, you should never forget to take care of yourself throughout the divorce proceedings. It does not matter if your divorce is a surprise or a long expected event, there are certain steps that you should take at the beginning of an Orange County divorce to make sure you are able to protect yourself.
Sign Documents After Reading Them Thoroughly
At the time of divorces, your spouse can suddenly become one of your greatest rivals. This rivalry, more often than not, can turn into cut throat competition where each of the spouse views the other as an enemy and wants to gain as much of benefits from the other as possible. In such situations, it has been commonly seen that spouses can retort to tactics such as tricking you into signing documents that strip you off one of your assets or raise an unnecessary legal complication for you. Be sure to view all documents thoroughly and ask for your divorce attorney’s advice before signing any such document.
Make Sure You Are Ready To Face False Claims
Continuing the discussion from the previous heading, in divorces, victory is the sole and ultimate purpose of most people. This means that your spouse will want victory whether it is by hook or by crook. In such times, there are likely to be several false claims and allegations filed against you. In such situations, you have to make sure you are ready to face such claims undeterred. Some of the allegations may even be about child molestation or domestic violence and yet the best way to protect you through them is to stay steadfast.
Immediately Call The Police In Case Of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is taken seriously in the family law courts and domestic violence offenders are punished heavily. Call the police if you or your children are facing domestic violence. Be confident in front of the police and present your side of the story clearly. This will not only protect you at that particular moment but it will also help you significantly in your California divorce proceedings.
Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law lawyer and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas. Mr. Maggio assists clients with legal issues including divorce, legal separation, divorce mediation, child custody, prenuptial agreements, stepparent adoptions, and other family law issues. Mr. Maggio has practiced law in California since 1999, and founded The Maggio Law Firm in 2005, focusing exclusively on divorce and family law matters.